This silent U.S. Navy film shows K-class blimps touching down on the deck of the escort carrier USS Mindoro for refueling. The date this was shot was certainly after WWII, most likely in 1946. K-class blimps were used extensively for ASW operations during WWII. The K-class blimp was a class of blimps (non-rigid airship) built by the Goodyear Aircraft Company of Akron, Ohio for the United States Navy. These blimps were powered by two Pratt & Whitney Wasp nine-cylinder radial... Topics: Escort Aircraft carrier, Blimp, World War II, Airship, K-Class Blimp, Goodyear Tire And Rubber...
"Landing on Red Beach One" is a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting film from 1967, showing the intense training and live-fire exercises conducted by a USMC amphibious battalion. Close air support and fire missions are also shown, as well as communications support. From the nine-minute mark forward, some of the training offered by the USMC in this period is shown, including electronics and transmitter technology. A helicopter crew chief, combat engineer, reconnaissance troops, and... Topics: USMC, Close air Support, Amphibious Warfare, Military, US Marines
A tribute to the "Big Boy" locomotives produced by Union Pacific, "Last of the Giants" shows the end of a memorable era in Western Railroading. The "Big Boy" is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959. In "Last of the Giants" you'll see the development of steam power on the Union Pacific from... Topics: Steam Locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy, Union Pacific raiload, Rail transport
A tribute to the "Big Boy" locomotives produced by Union Pacific, "Last of the Giants" shows the end of a memorable era in Western Railroading. The "Big Boy" is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulated, coal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959. In "Last of the Giants" you'll see the development of steam power on the Union Pacific from... Topics: Union Pacific Railroads, Steam Locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy, Rail transport
This silent German newsreel shows the launching of the Prinz Eugen, an enlarged Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser which served with the Kriegsmarine of Germany during World War II. The entire launch process is seen, with groups of workers moving the blocks holding the hull in position on the ways. Adolph Hitler and ministers attend the christening ceremony and can be seen at the 10 minute mark. Most of the superstructure and weaponry for the ship will be installed after launch. The vessel... Topics: Adolf Hitler, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Kriegsmarine, Prinz Eugen, German Cruiser, Krupp,...
Shows the launching of the USS Lafayette, SSBN-616, one of the new Polaris nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Built at the General Dynamics shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, Lafayette was christened by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose husband Jack Kennedy was an avid supporter of the Polaris submarine program. Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
Ceci est la version française du film britannique de guerre " Femmes en temps de guerre " montrant des femmes Anglais siégeant en tant que pilotes , les travailleurs de la protection civile , des membres des services d'incendie et ambulanciers , et que les travailleurs des usines de munitions et des fermes . Comme le narrateur dit : . «Partout où les femmes d'aujourd'hui en uniforme sont engagés à faire des emplois pour soulager les hommes pour les postes de danger Dans le kaki... Topics: War, Edward VII, Elizabeth II, Women In Wartime, British Propaganda Film, United Kindom, World War...
One of the U.S. Navy's industrial incentive films, the Life and Death of the USS Hornet traces the valiant career of CV-8. Footage includes the launching of the Doolittle Raider B-25s on their mission to strike Tokyo in 1942, including White House reaction by President Roosevelt that the planes came from "Shangri-La." Also on this film, is footage of the ill-fated Torpedo 8 Squadron which was sacrificed at the Battle of Midway. The carrier USS Hornet was sunk during the Battle of... Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
The Lockheed-Georgia Company presents “Touchdown!” — a circa 1960 color film touting the abilities of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engined turboprop military transport aircraft capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. The film opens with one of the aircraft doing just that as it touches down in dusty field, “operating with sure-footed ease.” A series of other landings follow in quick succession as the narrator explains how the aircraft can land in areas... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
This color picture explains to its viewer the The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter — a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force. One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations beginning in 1958 (and lasting to 2004). The narrator touts the aircraft’s greatness starting at mark 00:30 , explaining how it can fly in any weather and at any hour, day or night, and capable of... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Aerospace and technology company Lockheed presents “You Have To Get Up Pretty Damn Early To Beat The TriStar — an early 1970s color film promoting the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, a medium-to-long-range, wide-body airliner that took its first flight in 1972 with Eastern Air Lines. Hank Dees, a test and research pilot, greets the viewer starting at mark 00:49 and discusses the flight program in detail as we watch test footage of the aircraft and Dees discusses the engineering and design... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
“Lockheed NF 104A Aerospace Trainer” is a 1962 color film serving as a “progress report” on the aircraft. The Lockheed NF-104A was an American mixed power, high-performance, supersonic aerospace trainer that served as a low-cost astronaut training vehicle for the North American X-15 and projected Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar programs. An NF 104A Starfighter is shown landing at mark 00:33 as the narrator explains how that aircraft was reconfigured and resigned into an aerospace trainer. We... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Made by Britain's Ministry of Information, "London Fire Raids" details the civil defense activities carried out during the "Blitz" and the command and control systems that helped save London from annihilation. The film was shown in the United States as part of Civil Defense efforts both during and after WWII, in an attempt to demonstrate how effective fire fighting efforts can be when well coordinated. On Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 1940, the Germans struck the City of London in... Topics: London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom, London, Film, The Blitz, Luftwaffe, Civil Defense, Ministry Of...
This 1932 amateur home movie -- created by an unknown family named Harris -- begins with images shot in Dana Point, California, where the family visits with the Feldmans. At 1;10, the family visits the ruins of the Mission San Juan Capistrano. At 1:55 , the co-called "Bonus Army" is seen camping at the Orange parade grounds. (The Bonus Army was the popular name for an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Traces the building and launch of the Tank Landing Ship Coconino County (LST-603) during World War II. During WWII, LST-603 was assigned to the European Theater of Operations. She participated in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September. Also shown are LST 521 SS Cape May County, an LST-491-class tank landing ship, and LST-470. Landing Ship, Tank (LST) was the military designation for naval vessels created during World War II to support amphibious operations... Topic: U.S. Coast Guard film.
Lufthansa presents “Time Flies,” a 1960s color promotional film on the history of the German airline. Narrated by Frank Blair, the film is not only about commercial aviation but also about the “conquest of the air.” “In man’s never ending struggle for more time, the conquest of the air has made the clock, rather than the calendar, time’s cardinal measurement,” says Blair at mark 01:25 . Aviation history moved swiftly, the narrator explains starting 01:40 , from the Wright... Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
"Reunion in Berlin" was made to document events in July. 1951, when 200 to 300.000 Christians -- many of them under real risk of being persecuted by the Communists who embraced atheism -- rallied in Berlin to worship Christ. The rally included residents from East and West Berlin. That same year major Communist Youth rallies occurred in the East. It appears that the rally occurred in the Olympic stadium used in the 1936 games. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive,... Topics: Cold War, East Berlin, West Berlin, Germany, Lutherans, Christians, Communism, WWII, 1951